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Environment and Conservation - Oxford Dictionary


Environment and Conservation - Oxford Dictionary
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Description

Powered by Handmark and authored by Chris Park offering a comprehensive reference work containing over 8,500 informative entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation, embracing a broad spectrum of concerns, including sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental ethics, philosophy and history, resource management, sociology, and environmental policy. In addition to its wide-ranging, concise definitions, the Dictionary includes thirty highlighted entries on topics such as Antarctica, Chernobyl, the Kyoto Protocol, and ozone depletion. And unlike other books in this area, the dictionary addresses not only the scientific side of conservation and the environment, but also social, legal, political and economic aspects. Readers will find clear, concise coverage of international treaties and movements as well as biographies of key figures in environmental science. The volume also boasts wide coverage of terms relating to rural/community development and participation, an area that plays an increasingly crucial role in managing the environment and biodiversity. The dictionary concludes with a valuable selection of 10 appendices, including the Beaufort scale and the Torino asteroid and comet impact hazard scale, plus the geologic timescale and an appendix of useful websites for further study.

Features
+ Contains over 8,500 entries on environmental science and conservation
+ Social as well as scientific focus: comprehensive coverage of the social aspect of environmental science (including treaties, organizations, and agencies relating to the environment) as well as ecology
+ Over 30 highlighted entries on key topics, such as Air pollution, Chernobyl, El Nino, Gaia hypothesis, and Ozone depletion
+ Cover a range of related subjects including web links, international environmental treaties, the Beaufort Scale, the Richter scale, and the geological timescale
+ Suitable for students of environmental science and related subjects, professionals in environmental fields, and the general reader interested in environment and conservation
+ No wireless connection required
+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Sounds-like to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.

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